Oklahoma City Attorney Dies, Estranged Wife Wounded In Shooting
Tuesday, May 16th 2006, 7:26 AM CDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City police say well-known attorney Bill Daniel killed himself after shooting and critically wounding his estranged wife.
Captain Jeff Becker says Daniel forced his way into the home through a back door about 6 AM Tuesday and fought with Jayme Daniel before shooting her several times then shooting himself.
Jayme Daniel was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital in critical condition and the state medical examiner's office says Bill Daniel died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Court records show the Daniel's were involved in divorce proceedings and Jayme Daniel obtained a protective order against her husband earlier this month.
Oklahoma City Police questioned another man and a 16-year-old girl who were in the home and later released them.
Police say Daniel has previous arrests for domestic abuse, driving under the influence and trespassing.